NEWS and Updates:

Practicum/ Internship Workshop Monday Aug. 29 or Wednesday Aug. 31 3-5 p.m. room 127

This workshop is for all students who will be in Practicum or Internship in Spring 2017 for more information email

Portfolio Workshop for graduate students Tuesday September 6th, 2016 from 4-5:30pm in PCOB room 232

This workshop is designed for students, to help them understand the process, requirements and layout of the portfolio project.

MSIPT School Based Play Therapy Workshop Saturday Oct. 15 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. room 127

This workshop will focus on utilizing play therapy techniques and interventions in the K-8 school setting to support the responsive services component of the Missouri Comprehensive Guidance Program.  Participants will learn:

  1.  Rationale for use of play therapy in schools
  2. Techniques and activities of play therapy in individual, small group, and whole class implementation
  3. Ethical considerations related to play therapy in schools
  4. APT requirements for School Based-Registered Play Therapist credentialing (SB-RPT)

Located in the Park Central Office Building, the CACREP accredited Counseling Program offers students the opportunity to study Community Mental Health, School Counseling, and Play Therapy in a live setting at the Center City Counseling Clinic. The faculty bring real life experiences, and have a strong desire for success with their students and provide real world opportunities.

About Us

Our faculty come from a wide background of experience and diversity. Their love and devotion to preparing future counselors, lead this CACREP accredited program.

Center City Counseling Clinic

Center City Counseling Center is one of Springfield's longest counseling centers, providing low income residents with professional services and students the opportunity to work in a real world setting.

Community Partners

The MSU Graduate Counseling program works directly with local schools, hospitals and clinics in an effort to provide students with real world experience. If you are a community partner enter through this portal for documents.